If you love freebies, and who doesn't, then Election Day is the day for you, as numerous transportation agencies are offering free rides to voters.
What a brilliant way to shake apathetic and/or uncommitted voters out of their stupor. If you're a voter who is somehow not convinced that your vote makes a difference, perhaps you can be persuaded simply to satisfy your appetite for free stuff. Free stuff is a powerful motivator.
VIA is offering free rides throughout Election Day, November 6, to all riders who present a valid voter ID card. The offer is valid for regular bus service and VIAtrans paratransit service.
Lime is giving free rides for up to 30 minutes on its bikes, e-bikes, and scooters. Enter code LIME2VOTE18 on Election Day to roll out the discount.
Uber is offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day on the cheapest Uber option available (Express POOL, POOL, or UberX, in that order). Enter promotional code VOTE2018.
Some of those riders will surely be employed by Alamo Drafthouse, which has canceled its first round of shows to allow all employees time to vote. No early matinees on Election Day for us.